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ANTA Sports Named Top 25 Most Innovative Chinese Companies by Fortune Magazine

E-Commerce Business Garnered "The Best Operation Award"

(Hong Kong, 2 September 2011) ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020), a leading branded sportswear enterprise in China, is pleased to announce that ANTA Sports has been named one of "China's 25 Most innovative Companies 2011" by Fortune magazine (Chinese Edition). Among the 25 Chinese companies selected from different sectors (please refer to the table below for the full list), ANTA Sports, with its outstanding performance driven by sustainable innovations, is the only sportswear brand listed.
 
The companies were selected through two rounds of stringent review by Fortune magazine (Chinese Edition) and the Pan-Pacific Management Institute. 52 companies out of the China's Fortune 500 Companies were shortlisted by the judging panel after assessment of various factors such as financial performance, consolidated differentiation and corporate strategies. Specialists were then invited to choose the top 25 companies by analysing and reviewing the shortlisted companies' products, innovative management strategies and their ability to retain creative talents. Fortune's highly credible rankings are widely recognised as it is one of the most authoritative financial magazines in the world.
 
In addition, ANTA Sports won "The Best Operations Award" at the "2011 Asia Pacific E-Commerce Green Economic Development cum Enfogrowth Analysys E-Commerce Best Implementation Case Study Award Presentation Ceremony". The event was jointly organised by the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance, Enfogrowth Analysys International, and was also supported by the APEC and the Department of Electronic Commerce and Informatization under the Ministry of Commerce. The award aims to promote the long term development of e-commerce by offering recognition to corporations that have contributed to the development of the industry.
 
The Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, Mr. Ding Shizhong, said, "Innovation has been one of our core values as well as an important element to drive the success of ANTA Sports. Under this spirit, we are committed to promoting the healthy development of the Company and the industry."
 
The 2011 The Most Innovative Chinese Enterprises of Fortune Magazine (Chinese Edition): 
Rankings Company Industry Headquarter location
1 Tencent Holdings Limited Internet service Shenzhen
2 Baidu, Inc. Internet service Beijing
3 China Vanke Co., Ltd. Properties Shenzhen
4 Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd. Household appliances Qingdao
5 Lenovo Group Limited Computer and related products Beijing
6 China Mobile Limite Telecommunications Beijing
7 NetEase.com, Inc. Internet service Guangzhou
8 Suning Appliance Co., Ltd. Wholesale and retails Nanjing
9 Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai Household appliances Zhuhai
10 Digital China Holdings Ltd. Electronic appliances Beijing
11 China Communications Construction Company Limited Contstruction Beijing
12 Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. Metal Shanghai
13 Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. Machinery Changsha
14 China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited Passenger and Cargo Traffic Shanghai
15 China Telecom Corporation Limited Telecommunications Beijing
16 Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness Co., Ltd Agribusiness Sichuan
17 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited Banking and Finance Beijing
18 Agricultural Bank of China Limited Banking and Finance Beijing
19 ANTA Sports Products Limited Textile Fujian, Xiamen
20 Aisino Co. Ltd Computer and related products Beijing
21 Alibaba.com Limited Internet service Hangzhou
22 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Petroleum and Petrochemical Beijing
23 Aluminum Corporation of China Limited Metal Beijing
24 Agile Property Holdings Limited    Properties Zhongshan
25 Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd. Pharmaceuticals Shanghai
 
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About ANTA Sports Products Limited
As one of the leading branded sportswear enterprises in China, ANTA Sports Products Limited primarily designs, develops, manufactures and markets sportswear, including sports footwear, apparel and accessories. The Group has an established extensive distribution network with a leading presence in second and third tier cities in China under the management of regional distributors. The Group places great emphasis on branding by integrating sports resources and sponsorship, advertising and promotional activities and consistent store image to enhance brand and product differentiation. For the past ten years, its footwear has been enjoying a leading position in China’s composed index on market share.
 
For further information, please contact:
ANTA Sports Products Limited

Investor Relations Department
Tel: (852) 2116-1660
Fax: (852) 2116-1590
E-mail: ir@anta.com / ir@anta.com.hk
 
Hill & Knowlton Asia Limited
Jacqueline Lee / Linda Pui
Tel: (852) 2894-6221 / (852) 2894-6378
E-mail: anta@hillandknowlton.com.hk